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Essential news for 09 Oct 2019

ATR launches STOL ATR 42-600S aircraft

 ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S! With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions (*). This makes the ATR 42-600S the best performing...

Farther Again - 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500

To fly farther, a challenge for all aeronautical manufacturers... This time 8,225 nautical miles with Bombardier Global 7500 - longest non-stop city pair in business aviation history flown by a purpose-built aircraft – Sydney, Australia to Detroit, Michigan.  “Since entry-into-service, the Global 7500 aircraft continues to go above and beyond expectatio...

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Lufthansa Aviation Training increases Diamond DA42-VI training fleet at Rostock Airport

Lufthansa Aviation Training invests in a further expansion of pilot schools under the European Flight Academy brand. Since Friday, 27 September 2019, two additional Diamond DA42-VI aircraft complement the flight training fleet at Rostock-Laage. In April 2018, five new efficient and state-of-the-art DA42-VI aircraft were added to the fleet, replacing ten-year-old Piper PA-44. Within the...

Detect cyber threats - Thales and Airbus sign joint agreement

Airbus CyberSecurity and Thales have signed a partnership agreement to offer a unique solution against cyber attacks.  The solution will combine the file analysis system Orion Malware from Airbus CyberSecurity with Thales’s intrusion detection system Cybels Sensor, which obtained Security Visa from the French national cybersecurity agency (ANSSI) in April 2019. This cooperation...

Second phase of Etihad Cargo digitalization strategy

Etihad Cargo has marked the first year of its ambitious digitalization program, which went live with iCargo in October 2018, by reiterating its commitment to enhancing customer experiences with a pipeline of further programs and initiatives. Etihad Cargo implemented a full overhaul of its booking processes and platforms 12 months ago with the successful migration of Its front-end syst...